Tuesday, March 14, 2017

CBS Sunday Morning: Pediatric cancer: Miracles in small packages

CBS Sunday Morning this week focused on cancer treatment.

This piece touches on successes in fighting pediatric cancer and the medical challenges that can come with survival.

“'We’re making advances in certain childhood cancers that we hadn’t envisioned five years ago,' said Dr. Peter Adamson, at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, who heads up the nationwide Children’s Oncology Group.

"If there’s a downside to saving children’s lives, it’s that most young cancer survivors are in for problems down the road.

“'We have children who as teenagers require hip replacements because of our treatment,' said Dr. Adamson. 'Then, there are a number of children who by the time they’re in their 20s, early 30s experience heart failure.'”

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